|Airport code||UIO||UIO is the airport IATA code on flights to Quito|
|Top Airline||Tame Linea Aerea Del Ecuador||Popular airline with flights to Quito|
Boasting a dramatic location nestled high up in the Andean foothills, Ecuador's capital, Quito, was built upon the foundations of an ancient Incan city and was one of the first cities to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its main draw is a beautiful historic quarter that is situated a few miles from the Equatorial Line. It is an atmospheric area that blends 16th and 17th-century churches, picturesque squares, European and Moorish-influenced architecture, indigenous styles and colorful markets brimming with local handicrafts and goods. Day and night the Mariscal area, the city's main tourist and nightlife area, crackles with a vibrant energy, while the vast Metropolitan Park offers respite from the city action.
With its distinct architecture and heritage including churches and other colonial buildings, visitors can simply wander through the streets and admire the unique architecture. Museums tell the story of Ecuador's history from Incan times to the present day and the city provides the perfect jumping off point for the Cochasqui pyramids, one of Ecuador's most important archeological sites.
During your stay in Quito, you can:
Passengers travelling to Quito will land at Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Ecuador's busiest airport and one of the busiest in South America. It handles flights to a wide range of destinations across the globe.
A number of airlines operate flights to Quito including: Avianca, TAME and American Airlines.
Mariscal Sucre International Airport is located approximately 11 miles from downtown Quito.
Passengers wishing to take public transportation to the city center can catch the airport's regular bus service that runs to and from Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Several car rental agencies operate from the Public Arrivals Hall in the terminal. Taxis can also be picked up outside the terminal building.